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When to use EJBCA Enterprise vs open-source CA software

In this eBook, you will learn how open source benefits all EJBCA users, what the differences are between EJBCA Community and Enterprise, when to choose EJBCA Enterprise, and how to upgrade from EJBCA Community to EJBCA Enterprise.

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Cybersecurity is about community

Today we live in a world where everything is connected, and we have never had a more open, free, and innovative society. Now more than ever, our digital footprints are growing exponentially, and we need to take action to preserve our privacy and security. That responsibility rests on the collective IT and security community.

Cybersecurity is not a competition, it is a community-driven effort to defend against data breaches, hacks and identity theft. Keyfactor envisions an Internet that is safe for everyone – where every transaction between users, machines, devices, and applications is trusted and secure. Trust is built on openness and transparency, and at Keyfactor, we’ve built open-source solutions to establish digital trust everywhere.

EJBCA: A proven and flexible PKI solution

EJBCA is one of the longest running CA software projects, with more than 2,000+ downloads each month by developers, product teams, manufacturers, and the like. The solution is platform agnostic and multi-tenant, so it can easily scale to match the needs of your PKI environment, whether you’re setting up a national electronic identity (eID), securing industrial IoT devices, or managing your own internal PKI.

EJBCA is available in a free open-source edition, known as EJBCA Community, as well as a Common Criteria-certified Enterprise edition that offers more flexible deployment, scalability, and extensibility required for modern large-scale PKI deployments.

At a glance: EJBCA Community vs EJBCA Enterprise

Whether you’re a community user or an enterprise customer, EJBCA offers a strong foundation for PKI in the enterprise. If you’re looking to learn foundational PKI components without the need for certifications, service level agreements (SLAs), and enterprise-level functionality, then the free and open-source EJBCA Community might just be the perfect fit.

However, if you’re looking for an enterprise-grade PKI, EJBCA Enterprise is the better choice, offering more advanced features and functionality.

EJBCA
Community

Core PKI Functionality

Yes

Advanced PKI Functionality – see Technical Specification in the ebook

No

Compliance to certifications and regulations

Not guaranteed

Community edition support (best effort)

Yes

Professional support with SLA

No

Access to Keyfactor’s professional services

No

Basic online training and tutorials

Yes

Comprehensive product training; lectures and hands-on exercises

No

Scheduled releases

Yes

Maintenance and security releases

Not guaranteed

Advance notice and hotfixes

No

EJBCA
Community

Core PKI Functionality

Yes

Advanced PKI Functionality – see Technical Specification in the ebook

No

Compliance to certifications and regulations

Not guaranteed

Community edition support (best effort)

Yes

Professional support with SLA

No

Access to Keyfactor’s professional services

No

Basic online training and tutorials

Yes

Comprehensive product training; lectures and hands-on exercises

No

Scheduled releases

Yes

Maintenance and security releases

Not guaranteed

Advance notice and hotfixes

No

EJBCA
Enterprise

Core PKI Functionality

Yes

Advanced PKI Functionality – see Technical Specification in the ebook

Yes

Compliance to certifications and regulations

Yes

Community edition support (best effort)

No

Professional support with SLA

Yes

Access to Keyfactor’s professional services

Yes

Basic online training and tutorials

Yes

Comprehensive product training; lectures and hands-on exercises

Yes

Scheduled releases

Yes

Maintenance and security releases

Yes

Advance notice and hotfixes

Yes

EJBCA
Enterprise

Core PKI Functionality

Yes

Advanced PKI Functionality – see Technical Specification in the ebook

Yes

Compliance to certifications and regulations

Yes

Community edition support (best effort)

No

Professional support with SLA

Yes

Access to Keyfactor’s professional services

Yes

Basic online training and tutorials

Yes

Comprehensive product training; lectures and hands-on exercises

Yes

Scheduled releases

Yes

Maintenance and security releases

Yes

Advance notice and hotfixes

Yes

To learn more about the differences between EJBCA Community and EJBCA Enterprise, and which one is right for you, download the ebook.

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